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Poster: CharlieMiller Date: Jan 5, 2012 7:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Stories about taping in the 60's and 70's?

I talk with Menke every now and then, and have spoke with Bill Gadsden often, very nice guy. Jim Wise has some great taping stories, as does my good friend Bob Wagner.

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Jan 6, 2012 6:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Stories about taping in the 60's and 70's?

At this point, my thinking is to try and put some structure to this proposal. It's no secret that I've thought about this for awhile. I don't want to hog the idea, and I don't want it to be too much about me. The fact that you (and others) might consider participating in creating this project with me is what I'm looking for! People keep asking about this stuff. If someone else has already done this, I'm not aware of it. Why shouldn't we give it try?

True, I have a few things to say. I also have some interesting questions I'd like to ask some of the tapers. I'm dying to hear a few things that others have to say. Taping live shows - and circulating them - is perhaps the most controversial and mysterious aspect concerning live music recordings. A good overview that includes a robust conversation would be informative, helpful, and ground-breaking.

Have you asked, or could you now ask, some of the tapers you've mentioned what they think about publicly getting involved in a Taper's Compendium online? Who wants to go first, and why? What are the criterion? Do we need to do anything to protect them from Trolls? In Jerry Moore's case, I'm thinking Rob Berger and Jerry's brother might be able to jump in to help out. Isn't The Archive's Jeff Kaplan another taper? (I once asked on this forum if Seth Kaplan is his brother?) I've seen tapes from both names. Would it be prudent to distinguish "vintage" taping (analog) from "contemporary" taping (digital)?

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Poster: JackDog Date: Jan 6, 2012 12:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Stories about taping in the 60's and 70's?

"Would it be prudent to distinguish "vintage" taping (analog) from "contemporary" taping (digital)?"

In the opinion of this 21st century taper, YES! Although for the purposes of this discussion I would include DAT tapes with the analog equipment. They may be digital, but since they're actual tapes, I feel that they've still got one foot firmly in the "analog" world.